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Poster:morrigun
Date:2006-11-27 01:17
Subject:Sairah Malawista
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Hi, this is Alee... I haven't been back at ILC in some time, but its still constantly in my thoughts. I was always at the climbing wall with Alvarez and the climbing wall staff during 3rd and 4th session.

Anyway, I don't know if any of you remember Sarah Malawista... She was tall, with short reddish hair, she was often at the skate park and the rock shop. She always wore baggy pants and a lot of bracelets. I think she stopped going to ILC about a year or so ago.... I just found out today that she passed away las August. Her parents started a memorial fund for her, collecting art from high school and college students. The proceeds go towards Bi-Polar disorder. The fund is called Got Art?

I'm doing paintings to donate to the fund. I'm looking for good pictures of ILC, particularly overlooking the top of the hill in front of the boy's cabins.... but any pictures of ILC would be great. If anyone has pictures of Sairah... I'd really love them....

If you want more information about the fund you can contact her parents at wegotart@aol.com or 301-9385435

I don't even know what more to say... I miss her. I know she loved ILC.

thanks

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Poster:crass_hole
Date:2005-06-07 23:13
Subject:so.. enough about the counslers going back to camp...
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Mood: blah

hey, what campers are going back to camp?
diane (g-21 2004, 4th; g-20 2003, 3&4; g2&g3 2001, 1&2; g1 2000, 1.)

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Poster:rainbwfairie
Date:2005-04-04 20:39
Subject:Countdowns for ILC
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Poster:rainbwfairie
Date:2003-08-27 23:34
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Out of all the counselors here, who is coming back for summer '05?

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Poster:rainbwfairie
Date:2004-11-23 16:24
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This is my college essay. I jsut want to know what you guys think. Also, is CIT, counselor in training or counselor-in-training?

A big teardrop rolled down my cheek as we sped away from camp back in August. It was possibly my last time seeing camp, and I did not want to accept the fact. I had spent seven wonderful summers learning and growing in the most amazing place anyone could imagine. I had learned more about myself at camp than I had anywhere else. I had made the best friends of my life. I had been a camper, counselor in training, and a counselor. Everybody has a green spot, a place where one feels the most at home; Independent Lake Camp is mine. At home in Massachusetts, I am afraid to be myself for fear of being laughed at, but at camp I feel free to be myself.

Over the course of seven summers, I was able to find a true sense of belonging. In finding this feeling, I found a hobby that makes me happy and that I am passionate about. My camp is unique in many ways, which makes it a great place to grow up at. The summer is a time to have fun, and that is just what I am able to do at camp: have fun. The program that makes my camp different from other camps is the circus arts program. You can learn to do everything from flying trapeze to juggling. No matter what level a camper is at, any camper can be in the circus if they want to. As a camper, I had been in several acts before I was accepted into the act I had desperately wanted- unicycling. It took me three years to even be considered for this act. I was so excited that I did not want to mess anything up. I practiced nonstop, and I even asked for a unicycle for my birthday, so I would be able to train at home after the summer ended. For any person to ride a unicycle, the person must have a good sense of balance. Balance is one thing I do not have a lot of. It made it difficult to learn to ride, but not impossible. It took me three summers to be able to ride independently, which also happens to be my camp’s record for longest to ride a unicycle. Many people told me it was hopeless, but I would not believe them. I wanted to prove them wrong, and I wanted to prove to myself that I could do anything I set my mind to. This past summer, I taught a little boy who, like me, was told he had no hope to ride a unicycle, and he did learn. It brought tears to my eyes when he told me that he was asking for a unicycle for Christmas.

Camp has been a place for me to learn and grow in a nurturing environment, and even though I may not return, I will always take with me the lessons I have learned there, as well as in the rest of my life. I know that I can never give up on my hopes and dreams, because that is what keeps me going everyday.

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Poster:bhumicatcher
Date:2004-10-17 22:42
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would it be really heinous to ask who got invited back and who didn't? I almost don't want to go so far as to ask because I don't want anyone to be sad, etc.

So, I can only speak for myself by saying that I got invited back, and I'm probably coming back. Hope to see everyone there...
*crosses fingers*

Love y'all.
Viva le ILC!

-Kate!

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Poster:rainbwfairie
Date:2004-10-15 15:06
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Just to let staff know invitation letters have been sent out. :)

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Poster:shadowguardian
Date:2004-10-14 12:23
Subject:hello
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Mood:balanced

hello, i don't anyone in this, is it primarily campers or counselors, i'm shaun 2004 counselor, the sailing/swim lessons/ddr/mtn biking counselor, yes, i did all that and taught volleyball last session as well. does anyone in here know who i am, or do i know who you are, any internationals, it would be awesome if carlos(football) was in here, or any of the waterfront staff, i fucking miss that lake actually, that's all from me, and when do we know if we're invited back?

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Poster:darsabre
Date:2004-09-13 18:37
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hi everyone! tis me, ben deull. b5/dungeon CA this summer. just found out about this community by random search for ILC.

HI!

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Poster:iutippy
Date:2004-08-24 08:20
Subject:Thank You
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Mood: thankful

About 6 months ago, I went to a camp job fair at IU on a whim. I never would have imagined that that whim would lead me to ILC, or to the wonderful time and experiences I had there.

For those who don't know already, my name is Tiffany, and I was a counselor in theatre department this year.

Had it not been for ILC, I never would have met the incredible people that I now have, or had so many unique experiences. I never would have found an appreciation for Vitamin L. I never would have known the joy that is Love Letter Day. I never would have realized that something a ten year old says in passing could make the worst day seem absolutely wonderful. On the more personal side, I've learned about myself and gone through a few changes. I have never in my twenty years found a place like ILC, and I doubt that I will ever find another place like it.

For all this, and so much more, I want to thank everyone from ILC, not only for making my summer so worthwhile and all the wonderful things given to me, but also for giving me the faith and the chance to be a part of the ILC family.

(Did I mention that I'm a sappy person sometimes?)

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Poster:morrigun
Date:2004-07-05 09:47
Subject::)
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Mood: amused

Hey kids! Hows life at ILC? This is A.Lee (rock climber girl who has blue hair) I couldn't go this year because I'm doing a summer art program at RISD. I miss you guys! Next year (Nigel+Dan permitting) I'm hoping to come back as a CA or Counselor ^_^

I may be able to come and visit since my brother is doing a camp up there this summer too ^_^ but yes, how is good ole camp? anything new and exciting put in? Anything different? Which counselors are still there? and who left? How's climbing wall? Ohh how I miss it.

Kate! are you coming to Otakon?

well anyways, I gotta go.

bye loves,

-ALee

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Poster:bhumicatcher
Date:2004-05-05 18:43
Subject:LORDIE!
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Hey my ILC peeps.
I'm SO joyful about summer coming.
And yet, INCREDIBLY apprehensive about being staff again. I just got the staff packet in the mail, and it made me curiously nervous. I still don't know what department I'm in, which is part of my inner queasiness.
What are everyone else's thoughts on changing roles and seeing ILC in a new light? I got a taste of staff-hood last year, which was fun, but this time I'll actually belong, which is almost more scary to me :P I mean, I'm REALLY excited. It was so much fun. It's just the idea that so many new things happened to me last summer and so many new things will happen again this summer. I'm wondering who I'll chill with, which friendships are really solid and which ones are fun but might fall by the wayside...there are just so many questions rumbling around inside of me.

I wanna open up this "forum" again. What're everyone's views on changing stuff? (if you're already staff, what information can you enlighten us with?)

Truly and lovingly,
Kate!

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Poster:val3ntine
Date:2004-01-12 18:23
Subject:gasp.
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Mood: crushed

the camp reunion was this weekend. pretty crappy. as always. so i couldn't have expected any better. so i'm going back to ilc. hmm... hmm... ~ nightlite

it appears that i have been removed from the ILC mailing list.
and this is shocking to me.

i feel like i should quit this community.
(have i betrayed you, ILC?)

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Poster:bhumicatcher
Date:2003-12-29 19:48
Subject:yo, all.
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Heya, guys. This is Kate E. From ILC 2002 and 2003. Yeah. I found this and decided to join. I think I know everyone on this...but just in case, could you guys tell me who you are? Also, is there an update on who's coming back this year? I'd love to know.
~Kate!

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Poster:flood_orange
Date:2003-12-07 18:41
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hey, i remember you, camp. But i don't think i'll be seeing you for a while.

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Poster:nickigirl02
Date:2003-11-23 21:56
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I am really thinking of ordering all the Vitamin L CD's. I will torture my campers next summer. They will learn to love Vitamin L.

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Poster:nickigirl02
Date:2003-11-23 21:03
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I tried searching for Vitamin L on Kazaa. The search turned up negative.

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Poster:nickigirl02
Date:2003-11-06 16:55
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Remember that one time at camp when Earl hit on Cindy?

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Poster:nickigirl02
Date:2003-11-05 07:34
Subject:Going Back
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Mood: happy

So you guys, another two questions. Question one, who is definitely going back to camp? Question two, who has called or written camp to tell them? If you know anybody who has, or it's yourself, please respond. I want to know what the crowd is going to look like.

~Danes

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Poster:val3ntine
Date:2003-11-03 19:27
Subject:happy belated halloween!
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Mood: mischievous

BOO!Collapse )

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